15, 2009 Issue 201

Welcome Home, CAS 2002-0005-0002
"Welcome Home"
Robert Mayokok, Eskimo
ca. 1960s
Paper, watercolor and ink

"The elders say, 'The longest road you're going to have to walk is from here to here. From your head to your heart.'  But they also say you can't speak to the people as a leader unless you've made the return journey. From the heart back to the head.
Phil Lane, Jr.; Yankton Sioux

International Day of Peace
September 21, 2009
Established by the United Nations in 1982.
National Indian Education Association Conference
October 22 - 25, 2009
Milwaukee, WI
Keynote speakers include Winona La Duke, Ernie Stevens, Dr. Marie Battiste, and Leida Rodriguez

Bringing Back Indian Ways of Discipline
Sept 21-22, 2009
Denver, CO

Permaculture design course
Sept 12-Sept 27, 2009
Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation, South Dakota
Gain essential sustainable living and design skills in a Native American context
Give Something Back International Foundation
Deadline: September 25, 2009
School classrooms around the world create a website that promotes technology in education, global citizenship, and teamwork
Academic Excellence Workshop
Sept. 28-29, 2009
Tulsa, OK
Address the needs of Indian youth in education\

Seven Directions Art Exhibit: Celebrating Native American Culture
Deadline: September 28, 2009 (for intention to participate)
Deadline for artwork: October 30, 2009
Exhibition: November  9, 2009 – January 7, 2010

San Marcos, Texas
Students are invited to submit artwork representing their own evolving identities.
email: Linda Kelsey-Jones:

Smithsonian Online Education Conference: Climate Change.
September 29 - October 1, 2009
Free online education conference from Smithsonian

“Yuungnaqpiallerput (The Way We Genuinely Live): Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival”
Ends October, 2009
Juneau, Alaska
Features Yupik items and examines how these items allowed the Yup’ik people to survive and flourish in the sub-arctic tundra.

Honor the Earth
Deadline: September 30, 2009
Special funding for youth projects which are  culturally based, indigenous solutions to climate change.
Academic Excellence Workshop
Oct 1-2, 2009
Gallup, NM
Address the needs of Indian youth in education
Native American Internship - Smithsonian Institution
Deadline: October 1, 2009
For Spring, 2010
Open to Native grads and undergrads to pursue internship projects related to Native American topics and using Native American resources at the Smithsonian.
Native American Education Grants
Oct 1, 2009
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Chris Wesberry at 580-745-2376 or e-mail
Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2009
Provides grants for high-quality, public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board
Deadline: Oct 2, 2009
Grants for student-led service-learning project that address environmental responsibility, disaster preparedness, closing the achievement gap, and more.

Closing the Huge Vocabulary Gap
October 5-6, 2009
Phoenix, AZ
Establishing a more focused, Tribally directed academic mission.
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Summit & Gala
October 6-7, 2009
Washington, DC
For corporate executives, government officials, and university representatives
Picturing America
Deadline: October 7, 2009
Invites proposals that engage the rich resources of American art to tell America's story
Academic Excellence Workshop
October 8-9, 2009
San Diego, CA
Address the needs of Indian youth in education
Educating World Citizens for the 21st Century
October 8-9, 2009
Washington D.C.

Green Your School Contest
Deadline: October 9, 2009
For projects designed by high school students that improve, restore, beautify, or conserve their high school environment.

Gifts from the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait
October 3, 2009-January 10, 2010
Ancient ivories masterfully carved by peoples from the coasts of Chukotka, western Alaska, and nearby islands.
Bringing Back Indian Ways of Discipline
October 13-24,, 2009
Denver, CO

Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy
Deadline: October 15, 2009
Funds to revitalize and perpetuate the languages of American Indian tribes whose ancestors encountered the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition

NEA Student Achievement and Learning &Leadership Grants
Deadline:October 15, 2009
Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, and other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged.
The NEA Foundation
3rd IMC World Forum on Music
October 17-22, 2009

Native American Recreation and Sport Institute Workshops
Deadline: 10/17/09
November 15 - 17, 2009
Greenfield, IN 
317-462-4245 or Judith Shepherd at

2009 Healthy Sprouts  Awards Program
Deadline: October 17, 2009
Supports school and youth garden programs that teach about nutrition and the issue of hunger in the United States.
2009 Native American Art Studies Association (NAASA) Conference
October 21-24, 2009
Norman, Oklahoma
The American Indian Resource Fair
Participation Deadline: October 9, 2009
October 21, 2009
Indianapolis, IN
Contact Linda Madagame 317 917-8000,
Closing the Huge Vocabulary Gap
October 22-23, 2009
Denver, CO
Establishing a more focused, Tribally directed academic mission.
International Conference on Heritage Languages
October 23–25, 2009 
UCLA  Los Angeles CA

 Ishi:  Imagery and Impact on California History  
October 24, 2009 
Santa Rosa, CA

2009 NAME Conference Call for Presenters
Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2009
Denver, CO
This year's theme: A Mile High Commitment to Change: Reaching  New Heights in Equity and Social Justice Throughout the Global  Community.

U.S. Soccer Federation Grants
Deadline: October 30, 2009
Special emphasis on the economically disadvantaged in urban areas.

NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program
Deadline: Oct. 30, 2009
Provides financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.
Community-Based Marine Debris Removal Project Grants
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Supports community-based marine debris prevention, assessment, and removal projects .
New Journeys in Collaboration:  Indian Museums Summit
November 2, 2009   
Sacramento, CA

Youth Garden Grants
Deadline: November 2, 2009
Awarded to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs across the United States.

Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies
November 4-7, 2009
Chicago, Ill 773-325-4048
Eighth Native American Symposium
November 4-6, 2009
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma
Love Your Veggies Grant Program
Deadline: November 6, 2009
Supports K-6  school programs that increase student access to, and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in the lunchroom.
Arctic Institute For Indigenous Leadership
November 11-17, 2009
Fairbanks, AL
Supports the personal and professional growth of young leaders while providing an opportunity to build a statewide network
The Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program
Deadline: November 13, 2009, and revolving
To support of sea turtle conservation, education, and research programs throughout Florida

Indigenous Peoples of the Globe
November 13 - 14, 2009
Grand Rapids, Michigan

National Pacific Islander Educator Network Annual Conference
November 14, 2009 
Paramount CA

Catching the Dream
(Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund)
How to Spot a Scholarship Scam

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